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Mexico City

Day 1 Mexico City

On arrival to Mexico City we will transfer to our centrally located hotel.

Mexico City or "Cuidad de Mexico" is the capital of México, very old, the world's largest city, the financial, political and cultural center of México, the nightlife capital of México, one of the world's great cities, huge, one of the world's most difficult cities to drive in, filled with exciting things to see and do, sinking, an energetic metropolis or just an incredible place to visit.

Day 2 Mexico City (B)

Mexico City has plenty to offer. First to this impressive museum. Crammed full of relics from the many temples scattered around Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, it is easy to 'lose' ourselves for half the day. A bonus is the entertainment by Mayan dancers outside the museum garbed in their exotic dress. Rest of the day to explore more of this sprawling city.

Museo Nacional de Antropología...Extensive collection of artifacts, spanning some 100,000 square feet. This is one of the finest anthropological museums anywhere in the world and certainly the most important in México. The ground floor focuses on the native cultures and societies of México before the Spanish conquest. The famous Aztec sun stone is displayed among the extraordinary collection of artwork from the indigenous population. The museum also provides information about how the descendants of these cultures live today.

Day 3 Teotihuacan Ruins – Mexico City (B)

Today a tour out to these magnificent ruins situated outside the city. Spend the day exploring. Climb the Sun and Moon pyramids, marvelling at the superb workmanship of these fantastic buildings covering 25 square miles that were once home to one million people.

Teotihuacan arose as a new religious center in the Mexican Highland, around the time of Christ. Although its incipient period (the first two centuries B.C.) is poorly understood, archaeological data show that the next two centuries (A.D. 1-200) were characterized by monumental construction, during which Teotihuacan quickly became the largest and most populous urban center in the New World.

By this time, the city already appears to have expanded to approximately 20 square km, with about 60,000 to 80,000 inhabitants. The development of the city seems to have involved inter-site population movements, exploitation of natural resources, an increase in agricultural production, technological inventions, establishment of trading systems and other kinds of socio-political organizations, and attractive belief systems.

By the fourth century, unmistakable influences of Teotihuacan were felt throughout most parts of Mesoamerica.

Teotihuacan was the sixth largest city in the world during its period of greatest prosperity, according to an estimated population of 125,000).

The city seems to have functioned for centuries as a well-developed urban center until its rather sudden collapse, possibly in the seventh century. Also visit the Shrine of Guadalupe.

DDay 4 Mexico City (B)

You will be transferred to the airport or bus station

Dates & Prices

Departures: Daily

Prices Per Person NZ$

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